Northwestern Michigan College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,488
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,138
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,278
36.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.3%
7 Graduates

About

Northwestern Michigan College is a higher education institution located in Grand Traverse County, MI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Michigan College were Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (40 degrees awarded), Ocean Engineering (4 degrees), and Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (0 degrees).

In 2020, 582 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Michigan College. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (507 degrees), 25.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $3,488, which is $−8,341 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $3,488, which is $−8,341 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,138.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern Michigan College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,488
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College was $3,488. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $−8,341 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$7,138
2020 Value
15.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwestern Michigan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,138. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwestern Michigan College grew by 15.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,688
Room and Board
$540
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Michigan College was of $8,688 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $540. The cost of room and board decreased by 12.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Michigan College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2019, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.7%
2018 Default Rate
99
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Michigan College was 10.7%, which represents 99 out of the 929 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Northwestern Michigan College has a total enrollment of 3,278 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,200 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,078. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.2% White, 4.24% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.946% Asian, and 0.153% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.8%), followed by White Female (37.1%) and Two or More Races Male (2.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,278 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,200 and the part-time enrollment is 2,078. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Michigan College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Northwestern Michigan College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,628
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    139
  3. Two or More Races
    101

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College is 80.2% White, 4.24% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.946% Asian, and 0.153% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 275 students (8.39%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 66 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Michigan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Michigan College is white (507 degrees awarded). There were 25.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (40 degrees awarded), followed by Ocean Engineering (4 degrees) and Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Michigan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (70 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (235 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Elementary & middle school teachers (102,078 people), Other managers (66,647 people), Software developers (35,870 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,741 people), and Education administrators (26,295 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (70 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (235 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (70 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (235 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Elementary & secondary schools (186,046 people), Computer Systems Design (63,746 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (58,101 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,637 people), and Construction (42,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (70 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (235 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern Michigan College.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

258
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
324
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 258 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College, which is 0.796 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (324).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.471 times less than the 138 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 138 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.12 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Michigan College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    507 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Michigan College is white (507 degrees awarded). There were 25.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (20 degrees).

3.44% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    283 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern Michigan College is white female (283 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (224 degrees).

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Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $574k (3.91%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northwestern Michigan College had a total salary expenditure of $61.6M. Northwestern Michigan College employs 80 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwestern Michigan College are Male No academic ranks (47), Female No academic ranks(33), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Endowment

$14.7M
2020 Endowment
4.79%
growth from 2019

Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at about $14.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Michigan College grew 4.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.16M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.96M - Federal
  2. $135k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwestern Michigan College received $1.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $135k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.7M
2020 Salaries
0.424%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Northwestern Michigan College paid a median of $22.7M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($61.6M) and a 0.424% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0446% decline from 2018 and a 1.26% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.36M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwestern Michigan College paid a total of $6.36M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College were No academic rank with 80 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; and Management with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College was Male No academic rank with 47 employees, and Female No academic rank with 33 employees.

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